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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

6 Ways to Improve Robotic Welding Performance

Posted by Dave Detmer on Nov 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

There are an infinite number of robotic welding cell setups for all different kinds of jobs. In truth, there aren’t many that are exactly alike. And that’s because there are so many different welding automation needs out there for parts and products that need to be welded.

Topics: Robotic Welding

How to reduce health burden during welding

Posted by André Faber on Oct 14, 2019 7:44:46 AM

With the new xFUME VAC series we are eliminating harmful welding fumes.

In any manufacturing location across the world, air quality and fume control is an increasing concern. While the welder himself bears the most burden in weld fume exposure and long term health risks, it’s not limited to just the welding operator. Across the entire shop floor – from the forklift operator to administrative staff and walk the floor, exposure to weld fumes is a second hand smoke experience. Even if it’s not always visible or noxious, it’s there. There isn’t a welding operation today that in some way doesn’t need fume extraction.

Topics: Fume Extraction, health & safety

Fume Extraction Filter Review: Picking the Best Filter for the Job

Posted by Cody Miller on Oct 1, 2019 12:26:00 PM

With fume extraction systems in welding, the filter is usually a non-consideration. After all, it’s the fume extraction system doing all the work, right?

Topics: Fume Extraction

Keys to Laser Welding Lap and Edge Joints

Posted by Tom Graham on Sep 16, 2019 9:52:38 AM

As material selections in automotive manufacturing move further into the high-strength realm, along with the more prevalent usage of difficult-to-weld materials such as aluminum, developing robust processes for joining these materials becomes ever more critical. Adaptation of technologies such as real-time seam tracking, gap bridging, beam oscillation, and integrated clamping to laser-related processes allows for them to be used in a more mainstream approach.

Topics: Laser Welding

The Atlantic Says Welding Won't Make You Rich. Are They Right?

Posted by Matthew Sciannella on Sep 16, 2019 8:32:36 AM

When I read this article from The Atlantic last week on welding salaries and the posits of people proclaiming over the last few years that welders can make $150,000 USD a year, I remembered the countless Instagram and Facebook memes I see claiming similar promises of comfortable lifestyles by getting into one of the more admirable and skilled trades professions out there, and all the welders commenting about that decidedly not being the case.

Topics: News React

MIG Gun Misconceptions That Cost You Productivity

Posted by Dave Detmer on Sep 9, 2019 11:13:00 AM

Welding guns and MIG welding in general come with a lot of talk regarding best practices and how to do certain things right.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches

How to Correctly Grind Tungsten Electrodes and Stay Safe Doing It

Posted by José Antonio Camacho on Aug 19, 2019 9:57:00 AM

GTAW, or TIG welding as the American Welding Society officially calls it, is a welding process where the joining of metals occurs through the electric arc established between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the base material, both protected in the welding zone, for an atmosphere of inert gas.

Topics: TIG Torches

3 Things You Need to Successfully Weld with Aluminum

Posted by Dave Halliburton on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

If you know welding, then you know, one of the more complicated types of materials to work with is aluminum. Preparation, wire feeding, and shielding gas play a big role in successfully welding with aluminum.

Topics: Aluminum Welding

BINZEL BASICS: Plasma Welding

Posted by Steve Milner on Jul 26, 2019 7:40:43 AM

What is Plasma Welding?
 
Plasma’ is the fourth state of Matter.

Topics: Plasma Welding, arc control, protected electrode, plasma process, arc transfer, PAW

MIG Gun Liner Types & Best Practices

Posted by Paul Pfingston on Jul 22, 2019 9:57:00 AM

In today’s environment it is absolutely critical to minimize downtime and operate in the most efficient manner. Reasons for downtime are many and varied, particularly in the welding fabrication field. Grounding problems, gas leaks, contaminated material, machinery malfunction and worn components represent a few of the many issues confronted. In MIG welding, one of the most frustrating is wire feed problems and MIG gun liner issues in general.

Topics: MIG Guns & Torches, Welding Consumables